Reddit can be a strange and sometimes even demented place. That said, the woman of Reddit have come together and put an end to a men’s group called Incel dedicated to what is called involuntarily celibate. This group of sad men goes around and blames women for their lack of romance and a love life. This was no small group that was shut down either, it had a membership rating of over 40,000 members. Those are startling numbers.
This 40,000 member group claimed to be a support group, but if you ask me it was more of a hate group. They would slander women at any chance they got and would even go as far as to advocate assault. Reading post that are anti-women will not help any lonely man’s love life, but only push him further away.
Amidst Reddit putting up a new policy that stand against anyone who glorifies , encourages or incites violence or tears into a specific person or group, the misogynist was put to an end. A Reddit spoke up stating, “Communities focused on this content and users who post such content will be banned from the site. As of November 7, r/Incels has been banned for violating this policy. Reddit is the home to some of the most authentic conversations online. We strive to be a welcoming, open platform for all by trusting our users to maintain an environment that cultivates genuine conversation.”
With hate groups like Incel popping off of the Reddit, we are sure to see a more positive website, one that will spread more help than hate. Sadly, we are sure that the former members of Incel will meet somewhere else, but for now this is a victory for women everywhere.